WSP 298 — Visual Storytelling: Creating a Narrative Through Photography
The first weekend will cover the key elements of visual language—color, geometry, light, and serendipity, as well as the use of images and text on social media. We will practice the concepts learned in class during an outing in downtown Palo Alto. The second weekend will focus on how to tell stories with pictures and how to create compelling narratives. The final class meeting will include another outing and a review of student images. By the end of the course, students will have the skills to create their own visual story—whether through posting a series of photos on Instagram, creating a web image gallery, or designing a photographic spread fit for a magazine.
This course is aimed at intermediate- and advanced-level
photographers looking to improve and refine their ability
to document stories. Although beginning photographers
are welcome, they must have a firm grasp on the fundamentals
of camerawork and photography to benefit from
The course includes at least one field trip to a local destination. Field trip transportation will be the responsibility of the student.
This course may not be taken for a Letter Grade.